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The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-vegetarian Critical Theory, 20th Anniversary Edition
3.82
Look, this book was OK. The things that make me not consider it to be a better work, was the cissexism and transphobia throughout the piece. It turns ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
 
The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild
3.84
A very good read. Douglas dissects pop culture, the media and politics and presents a truly horrendous analysis of how women are presented to the pub ...more
Jul 20, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
4.17
This book pissed me off, but not in the way I think the author would have liked.

Personally I believe Whitaker is correct in that we are overmedicated
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Nov 24, 2012
Nov 17, 2012
 
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)
3.88
Well, that was incredibly disappointing.

I get that when reading this kind of series it is going to be repetitive. It's a comfort thing - formula is g
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Feb 08, 2012
Dec 15, 2011
 
How to Be a Woman
3.71
I enjoyed this, yet not as much as I expected I would.

What prevented me from giving it four or five stars were small things, but significant enough i
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Apr 12, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
The Phantom of Pemberley
3.35
Urg.

Sequels or companions to Pride and Prejudice are very hit and miss. I generally find those which work best are the ones that use the characters,
...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
 
Mystery (Alex Delaware, #26)
3.84
So, as expected this book wasn't great. It was readable, yes, but I found myself getting more and more irritated by Delaware's underlying snark. Perha ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
 
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
4.22
I bought this as a birthday present for my partner and promptly advised him that I wanted to read it.

I'm not a baseball fan. In fact, I don't know mu
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Oct 16, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
 
Full Frontal Feminism
3.86
A good feminism 101 book - to a point. Much like Caitlin Moran, Valenti briefly touches on or flat-out ignores areas of feminism that, I'm assuming, s ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
3.74
Meh.

Not one of the better books, that's for sure.

The blatantly obvious deus ex machina is just ridiculous.

There were so many random things in this - w
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Jun 03, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt, #2)
3.71
Hated this book. It is a good thing I read later books in the series first because I would never have read any more if I'd read this one before them. ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 01, 2011
 
The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.16
Last night I was catch up on my massive backlog of podcasts and found myself with Stein's Nancy Pearl interview playing as I dozed off. Pearl's descri ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
3.95
This was a fantastic read. It was interesting reading about the early days of the movement as when I first heard about riot grrrl it was only on the e ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Dec 05, 2010
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
This was quite a good read, but I do have a few quibbles that stop me from giving it four stars.

The book is broken up in three parts. In the first, Po
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Mar 10, 2012
Aug 20, 2011
 
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
3.64
I wanted to like this book more than I did.

What bugged me most is that it doesn't seem to have much depth; like she was writing it for people who just
...more
Jan 25, 2012
May 06, 2011
 
Double Dexter (Dexter #6)
3.82
**spoiler alert** Well.

This was very disappointing.

I stayed up until the wee hours to finish this. Not because it was compelling, but because I just w
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Feb 23, 2012
Oct 07, 2011
 
Three Crooked Kings
3.76
The book commences with the graduation of Terry Lewis from the Academy and ends in the mid-70s just after he and Joh have their first real discussion ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)
4.33
A well-paced, interesting story for Riley's final outing.

I really wish the rest of the books had been this good. The series as a whole tended to drag
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Oct 10, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
 
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
2.40
I really enjoyed Julie & Julia and was hoping I'd get the same level of enjoyment from this one.

I was sorely mistaken.

I was very interested in t
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Apr 06, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
3.87
A privileged POV that in primarily looking at "career women" leaves many women behind.

That said, there is lots of advice and insight into how women c
...more
May 13, 2013
May 05, 2013
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
3.48
A curious read. Unlike many other people who have seen the musical, I knew that the story contained within the book bore little resemblance to the one ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Aug 12, 2011
 
The Sentry (Elvis Cole, #12, Joe Pike, #3)
4.19
I'd been a fan of Crais' Elvis Cole books for years, but I always preferred Pike as a character. A few years ago when Crais wrote the first Pike book ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution
3.90
An excellent read outlining the lead up to Keating's sweeping economic reforms and the position Australia finds itself in now, after Howard and Costel ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
Mercy Thompson:  Homecoming
4.03
Wasn't a fan of the art (a change in artist partway through didn't help things). Storyline was meh. I do love the Mercy novels though, so I'll stick w ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
Thrill City
3.72
I have thoroughly enjoyed the other Simone Kirsch books but this one I felt to be a bit of a slog to get through. I think it was mostly due to the pac ...more
May 11, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Undead and Unfinished (Undead, #9)
3.58
I was going to give this 2 stars ... But then the epilogue happened. Fuck. I saw it coming when Laura appeared, but it was still an excellent ending.
May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
 
CryoBurn (Vorkosigan Saga, #14)
4.01
Reading a new Miles book is like comfort food. You know what you're going to get and that is precisely what makes is so welcome.

Many years have passe
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Dec 17, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5)
4.07
No more in this series.

So sick of the characters - Gilley does nothing but screech and complain, MJ is a sanctimonious bitch and Heath has no personal
...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)
3.98
A thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable read. I'm always a fan of fantasy novels that combine the past with the present and this does just that.

In some
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Nov 12, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
 
Death on Tour (Jocelyn Shore, #1)
3.68
An enjoyable, cozy mystery. Sure, I pretty much figured out the mysteries even before I was halfway through the book, but it was still fun.
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
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